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Gynaecology

Gynaecology deals with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts.

Gynaecological conditions include

  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Infertility
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix, and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)
  • UTIs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Premenstrual Syndrome 

Pap Smear in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide To Detect Cervical Cancer

Pap Smear in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide To Detect Cervical Cancer

All females need to know what a Pap smear is. It is a simple and yet important procedure that could literally be lifesaving.

Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women around the world [1]. In Singapore, it is expected that 429 women are diagnosed and 208 women die from the disease each year. This is unfortunate, as cervical cancers are preventable and curable when detected early [2].

The Pap test has been widely recognized as an effective way to detect early cervical cancer. It is affordable and easily accessible in most countries. They are crucial in detecting and thus preventing early-stage cervical cancers from developing into an invasive stage [1].

I wrote this article to help you understand the importance of cervical cancer screening with Pap smear. Read on to find out more on the procedure, function, and costs of a Pap test in Singapore!

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There are a lot of women with cysts in their ovaries in which they are not aware of as they remain asymptomatic . These ovarian cysts are usually detected when women come forward for their routine gynaecology check-up or when they have symptoms like pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal...
12 Sep 2019
Common causes of prolonged lower abdominal pain includes: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gynecological problems such as ovarian or uterine growth or cysts Endometriosis Chronic constipation Non-specific functional pain The signs and symptoms to watch f...
6 Sep 2019
A yellowish-green colored vaginal discharge does sound like a possible vaginal infection. The possible types of vaginal infections are: [1] Candidal Vulvovaginitis. Patients suffering from Candidal Vulvovaginitis often observe itching, burning, white discharge and stin...
5 Sep 2019
As both types of "bleeding" can occur around your expected menstrual period, this is why some women may find it difficult to differentiate between the two. What makes matters more confusing is that women's menstrual bleeding can vary vastly. Implantation bleeding tends to be lig...
3 Sep 2019

Endometriosis: a Singaporean Gynaecologist explains

Endometriosis: a Singaporean Gynaecologist explains

Did you know that Endometriosis is the leading cause of infertility in Singaporean women? This is also the case everywhere else, with 50% of all infertile women around the world suffering the condition [1].

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological conditions. Globally, it affects 22% of all women [2].

You might have seen this disease mentioned in my hysterectomy article. This time around, I am going to focus fully on explaining all you need to know about Endometriosis and its management in Singapore.‌

Read on to find out more!

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Hysterectomy: All You Need To Know With A Singaporean Gynaecologist

Hysterectomy: All You Need To Know With A Singaporean Gynaecologist

Did you know that between 2010 and 2013, 386,226 women had done a hysterectomy in the United States? [1] In fact, hysterectomy remains to be one of the most common surgeries that Singaporean women go through.

As a gynaecologist myself, I would love to help clear up some of the doubts surrounding hysterectomy. At the same time, I would like to help you find the suitable forms of treatment that works best for your case.

Here are a few key points that you should know about hysterectomy. Click to find out!

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I would recommend a review by a gynaecologist or a GP to review a full medical history as well as menstrual history and physical examination. From history, physical examination and the profile of the patient, doctors can narrow down the causes and prescribe diagnostics tests as requ...
13 Aug 2019
Hi, There are 2 main types of pregnancy tests: a urine test kit which can be performed in the convenience and privacy of your own home or in the clinic a blood test that must be performed in the clinic. Both tests work by measuring if there is a hormone called Huma...
6 Aug 2019
Provided the cause of your irregular menstrual cycle is because of hormonal imbalance, this can be very easily regulated with hormonal therapy. The most popular and convenient way would be oral hormones either with the oral contraceptive pills (if pregnancy prevention is also wanted) or hormonal pi...
5 Aug 2019
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